Thomas Andrews Hendricks
with Democrat President Grover Cleveland, 1885
Born September 7, 1819, near Zanesville, Ohio
Died November 25, 1885, Indianapolis, buried at Crown Hill Cemetery
Represented Shelby County: Indiana House of Representatives, 1848-49
Delegate, State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1851-55
Commissioner, U>S> General Land Office, Washington, D.C., 1855-59
United States Senator from Indiana, 1863-69
Governor of Indiana, 1853-77
Henricks won the popular vote as vice presidential candidate
with Samuel J. Tilden, but lost contested electoral votes
awarded to Rutherford B. Hayes, 1876
Nephew of William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana, 1821-25
Moved to Shelby County Indiana, 1822
Graduated, Hanover College, 1841
Married Eliza C. Morgan, 1845
Lifelong opponent of Republican Oliver P. Morton,
Indiana's Civil War Governor and post-war United States Senator,
whose statue stands on the east side of the Capitol
sculpted by Richard H. Park
erected in 1890, this
by Governor Evan Bayh,
Lt. Governor Frank O'Brannon
and the Indiana Department of Administration
Text compiled by the State Archives
Indiana Commission on Public Records
F. Gerald Handfield, Jr., and Justin E. Walsh
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland series list.
Location. 39° 46.051′ N, 86° 9.72′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Washington Street and North Capitol Street on W. Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiana Woman's Suffrage (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lincoln Funeral Train (about 400 feet away); Oliver Perry MortonCivil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . . Tomas Andrews Hendricks - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on November 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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